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Lessons Learned: Close Call at Missouri High-Rise Fire

Disorientation and more in 1998     NIOSH Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program On October 12, 1998, while attempting a rescue, two fire fighters became disoriented in a smoke charged hallway on the 21st floor of a high-rise ...

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The Fire Engineering 2020 High-Rise Supplement

Articles from Jerry Tracy, Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail and more   Click on the photo to open the supplement Fire Engineering Check out the July 2020 high-rise firefighting supplement, which features articles by Jerry Tracy and Jack Murphy, Dave McGrail, ...

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Improper Staging Can Set a High-Rise Operation Up for Failure

The purpose of this bulletin is to clarify some terminology and procedures   By Bill Gustin, Fire Engineering A high-rise assignment is dispatched for “smell of smoke” at 0400 hours at an old, non-sprinklered condominium building. Like many of these ...

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Britain’s Prime Minister Vows to Improve Fire Safety

Speeding up actions after Grenfell Tower tragedy     By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Wednesday vowed to speed up efforts to make sure the dangerous cladding used in the Grenfell Tower is ...

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Manhattan High-Rise Box 1167

Fire in apartment 8B in a 15-story dwelling   THEMAJESTIRIUM1 – Here you will see the FDNY responding to and on the scene operating at a quickly knocked down 10-77 high-rise fire on Riverside Drive in the Upper West Side ...

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Honolulu Fire Department Revises High-Rise Operations after Fatal Fire

Training completed after deadly Marco Polo high-rise fire     Gina Mangieri, KHON 2 HONOLULU (KHON2) — It’s been two years since the Marco Polo blaze killed four people, and the Honolulu Fire Department is just wrapping up new high-rise ...

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Grenfell Tower Inquiry: Commissioner Cotton

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton, manager of the tragic high-rise fire   Sky News – The final week of evidence continues from London Fire Brigade. This includes firefighters who undertook active firefighting, control room staff and commanders who were ...

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Grenfell: “We Would Not Change Anything”

London Fire Brigade Commissioner Dany Cotton on the tragic high-rise fire     Channel 4 News – Dany Cotton, head of the London Fire Brigade, told the Grenfell Tower Inquiry today that as soon as she arrived at the fire ...

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Disaster Communication Lessons from 9/11

Building resilience in your communication systems     (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Thomas Terndrup, The Ohio State University and Nicholas Kman, The Ohio State University (THE CONVERSATION) “The ...

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Management of Honolulu High-Rise Fire Questioned

Fire commission questions incident command     HONOLULU (KHON) – Residents trapped. Instructions to stay on a balcony. Falling debris causing more fire. A firefighter mayday call. The panic, stress, and heroism on the day of Honolulu’s biggest fire in ...

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